Sokoto Gov Promises Enhanced Welfare for NYSC Members

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Sokoto State Governor, Ahmed Aliyu, has pledged enhanced welfare for National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) members posted to the state.

Aliyu gave the pledge at the swearing-in of the 2024 Batch A Stream 2 corps members at the NYSC orientation camp in Wamakko yesterday.

Represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Aminu Dikko, the governor said the scheme has over the years played a vital role in enhancing national integration, social, cultural and physical development of the country and urged the corps members to sustain the tempo.

The governor enjoined them to be in the vanguard of promoting national unity in line with the fundamental objectives of the scheme.

He promised to prioritise their security and welfare irrespective of any part of the state they are posted to.

“You know the security challenges in the country now but I assure you that your security is guaranteed here in Sokoto State,” he said.

Aliyu urged them to imbibe discipline and promote tolerance and understanding among all Nigerians in addition to becoming change agents that would solve the country’s problems and challenges.

The governor further enjoined the corps members to uphold good morals during training, interact and integrate freely with their host communities starting from the camp.

The Chairperson, NYSC Governing Board and Permanent Secretary, Ministry for Youths, Sport and Social Development, Alhaji Bello Yusuf, urged the corps members to be disciplined, stressing: ”If they will win an award it will start right from the camp.

“The local, state and national award is given to an outstanding corps member based on his or her performance during the service period and is based on merit.”

Yusuf thanked Aliyu for the prompt payment of state allowance to the corps members.

In his remarks, the NYSC state Coordinator, Alhaji Usman Yakubu Yaro, thanked the governor for his unflinching support and contribution to the scheme.

The coordinator thanked all security agencies, camp officials and state government for their logistical support.

The Chief Judge of Sokoto State, Justice Sa’idu Sifawa, represented by Justice Sanusi Shehu administered the oath of allegiance on 1, 734 NYSC members deployed to Sokoto State and Zamfara State.

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